77-Year-Old Man Pronounced Dead after Scooter Accident on West Michigan Drive

TUCSON, AZ (September 8, 2023) – Early Sunday morning, Kenneth Michael Van Buren was killed in a mobility scooter crash on South 12th Avenue.

Officers responded to the scene just before 6:00 a.m., near West Michigan Drive on August 20th.

Per reports, Jorge Elfido Reyes Fajardo was driving a northbound Nissan Altima and crossed into oncoming traffic. There, he struck Buren who was riding a mobility scooter on 12th Avenue.

Reports indicate that 22-year-old Fajardo initially fled the scene on foot and later returned.

Following preliminary duties, officers determined that Fajardo-Reyes was impaired and driving with a suspended license. As a result, officers booked him into the Pima County Jail with charges of second degree murder and felony DUI.

Due to the extent of injuries sustained, 77-year-old Buren later succumbed to his injuries.


No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Kenneth Michael Van Buren.


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